BOSTON IS A GREAT LITTLE "BIG" CITY
And with over 575,000 residents, 10 million yearly visitors and 240,000 college and university students, BOSTON is on the move in the new millennium. Thereís so much excitement here. The information here will take you to some of the most important and requested information and links youíll need to help you get around, get settled and truly enjoy our wonderful city. If you donít find something you need in the list below send us an email at BostonInfo@captainfarris.com
Boston Common Visitor Information Center
Monday - Sunday 9 to 5
157 Tremont Street
Prudential Information Center
Monday - Friday 9 to 6 and Saturday & Sunday 10 to 6
2 Copley Place
Cambridge Office For Tourism
Monday - Saturday 9 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5
POINTS OF INTEREST
A beautiful 44 acre spot in the center of the city. Originally used for cattle feeding and militia training, it is now the nationís oldest park.
Boston Massacre Site
A Ring of Cobblestones marks the spot where, on march 5, 1770, British troops fired into a crowd of angry colonists, killing five.
(Congress & State Streets)
Bunker Hill Monument
In Charlestown, the site marks the first major battle of the american Revolution.
Built in 1742 and presented to the town by merchant Peter Faneuil, it is an exciting meeting and market place. With historic tours.
Old North Church
At 193 Salem Street. From this steeple, on April 18th 1775, Sexton Robert Newman displayed the two lanterns that sent Paul Revere on his famous ride.
Old South Meeting House
At 310 Washington Street. Known as the "Sanctuary of Freedom", it is one of the most significant sites of the American Revolution. It was the scene of the fiery debates between the colonists that led to the Boston Tea Party.
Old State House
At the corner of State & Washington, it was built in 1713 and is the oldest surviving building in Boston and in itís time was the center of political life.
Park Street Church
At One Park Street, it was the site of William Lloyd Garrisonís first anti-slavery address in 1829.
Paul Revere House
At 19 North Square, it was built around 1680 and is the only 17th century house still standing in downtown Boston.
The State House
At Beacon & park Street, it was designed by Charles Bulfinch, Bostonís famed architect and is considered his masterpiece.
The U.S.S. Constitution Museum
At The Charlestown Navy Yard. It depicts the shipís history through the use of video and interactive displays.
The Black Heritage Trail
A walking tour exploring the history of Bostonís 19th century free African-American community. It includes 15 antebellum sites.
Boston Tea Party ship & Museum
At the Congress Street Bridge, visitors may board a working replica of one of the three ships involved in the Boston Tea Party.
MUSEUMS AND LIBRARIES
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
At 280 The Fenway, this Venetian style palazzo was built by Mrs. Gardner at the turn of the century. It houses an extensive art collection and offers concert series.
The John F. Kennedy Library & Museum
In Dorchester this memorial to JFK portrays his life and times through films and exhibits.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
955 Boylston Street. It was founded in 1936 and features exhibits in many forms of contemporary art and live performances.
Museum of Fine Arts
At 465 Huntington Avenue it has extensive collections of Asiatic, Egyptian and clsassical Greek and Roman art as well as European and American art in various forms.
Museum of Science
At Science Park it is one of the leading destinnations for science and technology exhibits and educational programs. It now includes The Computer Museum.
The Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
In Cambridge at 10 Garden Street, it is Radcliffeís unique research library on womenís issues.
The Boston Public Library
At Copley Square features an extensive research facility and circulating collection.
The Massachusetts Horticultural Society Library
At 300 Massachusetts Avenue, it has an extensive collection of more than 100,000 books, periodicals and other information.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
IMPORTANT PERSONAL INFORMATION
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